Street art around the world (LAPC)
Above/featured: Clubhouse Lane, Adelaide, SA – 21 Aug 2012 (450D).
I provide from the following 20 locations examples of street art; some works are permanent, while others are no longer on display. With the “(h)” label, I’ve also highlighted a number of works by one of my favourites – the German artist pair Herakut.
- Adelaide, Australia
- Albuquerque, USA
- Berlin, Germany
- Bratislava, Slovakia
- Cologne, Germany
- Flagstaff, USA
- Gallup, USA
- Hannover, Germany
- Heidelberg, Germany (h)
- Kassel, Germany
- Konstanz, Germany
- Melbourne, Australia
- Munich, Germany (h)
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Salzburg, Austria
- Seattle, USA
- Sydney, Australia
- Vancouver, Canada
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Wittenberg, Germany (h)
As always, images are best seen on the widest screen possible, as the physical size of a mobile screen is simply too small.
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Interbrigadas mural (2009), near Gleisdreieck station in Kreuzberg. For size comparison, note DHL courier bin at lower right. Photo on 19 Dec 2012 (450D).
Playful variation of the city’s coat of arms: crowns for the 3 Wise Men are replaced by 3 monkeys who can’t see, speak, or hear; 11 ermine tails representing Saint Ursula and her companions are replaced by 11 bananas. East wall of the building at address Subbelrather Strasse 16 – photo on 21 Jun 2010 (450D).
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Gallup, NM, USA
“Hannover–New York Express”, 1995 art project with 4 street artists from Hannover (Germany) and 3 street artists from New York (USA). Photo at U-Bahn station Sedanstrasse/Lister Meile – 1 Oct 2017 (6D1).
2015 wall mural by Daniel Thouw: on Uferstrasse in Neuenheim – 21 May 2016 (6D1).
“Wenn wir uns von Äusserlichkeiten abschrecken lassen, verpassen wir womöglich das Wertvolle darunter.” / “If we let outer appearances scare us, we might miss out on great beauty inside.” Mural by Herakut, for Metropolink 2016 – 15 Mar 2017 (6D1).
Street artist ‘Pest’ (Yiannis Hadjipanayis), for Signals Under Traffic (2016) at Markstättenunterführung (Marktstätte underpass) – 23 Sep 2017 (6D1).
Prague, Czech Republic
“Proudy” (“Piss”), by David Černý (2004). In front of the Franz Kafka Museum, two automated figures urinate into a pool in the shape of the Czech Republic. When a text message is sent to the mobile number connected to this sculpture, the figures “spell” out the text. Photo from 3 Oct 2008 (450D).
Seattle, WA, USA
Wellington, New Zealand
“Ferns”, by Neil Dawson (1998). Over time, the hanging sphere of ferns has become a key symbol for the city’s civic square but also for the city at large. The sculpture consists of 11 aluminum sheets representing five different kinds of ferns. Te Ngākau Civic Square – 12 Jul 2012 (450D).
“Sie heissen Geduld und Zuversicht und ihr Schicksal liegt in meinen Händen.” / “They’re called patience and hope, and their fate lies in my hands.” Mural by Herakut, for the Kura 2016 festival – 30 Oct 2016 (6D1).
I made all pictures above between 2008 and 2018 with a Canon 450D (450D), a Canon 6D mark 1 (6D1), and a Fujifilm X70 (X70). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-dZ4.